The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it will remove the embattled former Director-General of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, Dr. Doyin Okupe, from its watchlist.
The anti-graft agency stated this on Thursday following Mr Okupe’s arrest by the SSS at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
The EFCC, in a statement by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said it would take immediate action to remove the former presidential aide from its watchlist.
Mr Uwujaren said, “concerning the interception of Doyin Okupe, the DSS, today, January 12, informed the Commission of the interception of Dr. Okupe, former presidential adviser, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
“The Service acted on a watchlist request issued on July 18, 2016, over six years before his recent conviction on money laundering charges by the Federal High Court, Abuja.
“The Commission was in the process of formally lifting the watch list before his interception, and will expedite action in this regard.”